Our blog outlines the five key employment law developments over the last month. These include a further decision on employment status in the
On March 26, the General Counsel (“GC”) of the NLRB signaled that he will be asking the Board to overturn or modify many precedents that negatively
At the beginning of this month, George Osbourne announced two major changes to employment law.
Historically, the healthcare industry has not experienced layoffs of the magnitude seen by manufacturing and other sectors during the recent economic downturn.
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) recently found that the Canadian National Railway (CNR) discriminated against three employees by failing to accommodate their family situation.
With the national and international economies experiencing a downturn, companies are reacting.
Economic conditions have led many employers to consider reductions in workforce (RIF).
In Allen v GMB the Court of Appeal has held that the GMB indirectly discriminated against some 4,000 of its female members by agreeing a deal to resolve past and future claims which disadvantaged them disproportionately.
A divided National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board), issued its Toering Electric Co. decision, on September 29, 2007, clarifying a new legal standard for determining whether an applicant for employment is entitled to statutory protection against hiring discrimination.
In Toering Electric Co., 2007 NLRB LEXIS 413 (September 29, 2007), the National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") addressed two important issues: (1) the extent to which an applicant for employment enjoys the same protection against discriminatory hiring that is afforded to employees; and (2) the burden of proving that an applicant, who has allegedly experienced discrimination in hiring, meets the definition of "employee" that is protected under the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA").